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Exercise proven to have a positive affect on productivity

by | Oct 11, 2016

Research has shown that exercising not only has physical benefit, but it has also been associated with improved affective experience and enhanced cognitive processing 1. Exercise triggers the release of dopamine’s, which increases the mood in a positive way.

A separate research published in International Journal of Workplace Health Management 2 has shown that exercise have been directly linked to improved work performance. Performance indicators where higher in the group that exercised and they showed a higher level of tolerance and resilience. The research found that on days when employees visited the gym, their experience at work changed. They reported managing their time more effectively, being more productive, and having smoother interactions with their colleagues. Just as important: They went home feeling more satisfied at the end of the day.3

The list can be made long, so to summarize: regular exercise will enhance physical and mental performance, and it has positive emotional benefits.

Just the things mentioned above should motivate anyone to go to the gym. However many people procrastinate the gym visits or blame the lack of time. How can we make sure we exercise more, when all there is are benefits for some, the gym can bring anxiety and it’s just not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve mentioned before as in this mindfulness article (add link) it is important to find your way and develop your own process and workout routine that work for you and your life.

There are now many good customized workout options to accommodate most individuals and lifestyles, however not everyone can afford it or they actually don’t have enough time, this is why its important for organization and companies to invest in their people and in wellness programs. It’s an area that shouldn’t be ignored. The organization machines are made up of people parts which needs regular service and care taking – we all know what will happened to a car if we don’t service it regularly, don’t let it happened with organizations.

Zenergy Vitalize has developed a program based on ancient Japanese acupoint techniques that brings the benefits of exercising, suitable especially for corporate wellness program.

Interested to know more about Zenergy Vitalize or how to improve productivity?

Contact: jonathan.yukawa@oxfordleadership.com

 

  1. 2013 Hogan.CL, Mata J, Carstensen LL Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94306, USA
  2. International Journal of Workplace Health Management Vol 1 No 3,2008
  3. HBR R.Freidman , Oct 03, 2014

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